Back to School


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Delicious & nutritious lunchboxes for the kids for every day of the week!

School starts today! Get some great, nutritious ideas for packing the best lunchboxes.


WATCH: Get creative with these back-to-school book covers

Keep the kids occupied and make things just a little easier for yourself with these book cover ideas.

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Is your child anxious about the first day of school?

Whether primary school or tertiary, first days are a nerve-wracking affair. Here's how you can help your child adapt to their new surroundings.

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How to budget for primary school 2018

Making sure you know exactly what the costs for your child's school year will be, can help to avoid some nasty surprises!

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Back-to-school budgeting: Do your homework before school closes

Going back to school after the long summer holiday can be stressful for everyone, especially parents.

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How to prepare your child for ‘big school’

Going to Grade 1 is an adjustment for both child and parent. Here’s how to prepare and adapt.

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School uniforms? No thanks.

Sam Wilson wonders if school uniforms are really necessary?

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Back to school checklist

Here’s what you really need to make a smooth start to the year.

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Can you afford school fees?

Know your rights and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.

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Changing Schools

A new start doesn't have to be traumatic

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Don't let school fees sink you

With the kids back at school, school fees and the expense of education in South Africa is a hot topic. 'Fee-free' is the new buzz word, but what does it actually mean?

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Make 'meet-the-teachers' matter

Believe it or not, parent-teacher meetings can be both enjoyable and helpful.

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Keep their gear in tip-top shape

Keeping your children's school clothes neat and tidy can be a daunting task. They are worn daily, and are subjected to plenty of wear and tear. The experts advise..

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School reading list

Here's a reading list that might interest your school going kids.

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Starting Grade 1

The 3Rs of Grade 1 for new parents. Pretty useful for other parents too!

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New school blues

How long do you let your child be unhappy before you decide to make a change? This single dad of three considers the options.

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How to make bag charms

Bag charms liven up any school bag or backpack. They are a great way for kids to express their personalities. Here are some suggestions

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The school principal

He’s revered, sometimes feared. He can make or break a school. The principal sets the tone that fi lters through to every child and teacher. But what does he actually do? Come and meet the principal

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Back to school

Packed lunches, school lifts and extramurals... it’s back to school (or maybe for the 1st time!). Here’s all the help you need: our back to school survival guide.

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Get set for back-to-school success

The start of the new school year or term gives us all a chance to make a fresh start, break bad old habits and adopt good new ones. Here are some suggestions.

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First day of school printable

A great way to document your child's journey through school.

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#BackToSchool - Five tips for parents

When your kids go to school, you go along with them.

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From one Grade1 parent to another

Advice from parents who've been through the motions of starting Big School.

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Video: Keep those shoes polished!

Here's an instructional video on how to keep your kids' shoes shiny.
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